From Snoop Lion to Kanye West's Yeezus to Jay-Z's Magna Carter, hip-hop stars can't seem to get enough of that dancehall flavor. But there comes a time when all the sampling and name-dropping gets old. That's when you need some fresh new music from Jamaica. Like, for instance, something from I-Octane, one of the biggest stars in the dancehall universe.
How big is Octane? He'll be headlining dancehall night at Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay later this month. So today we premiere his new video for "Happy Time," the title cut from the Happy Tyme riddim, which has Kingston on lock at the moment.
In case you didn't know, dancehall isn't all about gunshots and "murderation"—sometimes it's all about about the vibes. Speaking of which, why not download Octane's Happy Times mixtape and soak in some real dancehall sounds this weekend?
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